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melissafairy08
« on: August 31, 2007 11:34:37 AM »



You guys HAVE to check out this guy's art!! Here's a link to the article about knitting with construction equipment, there is a link to the artist's site on the page. He has a lot of other unconventional knitting projects on there, like a lead teddy bear. Crazy!!!

http://www.dailyserving.com/2007/01/dave_cole.php
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007 11:52:06 AM »

Thats incredible. It must have taken a really long time to make that and it was probably difficult to manuver the machines.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007 01:21:06 PM »

lol! My husband works in road construction- I've seen this picture before with a line about how great John Deere machines are : )

Those are Excavators, modified to have the knitting needles instead of the scoop on the end.
It takes a very skilled operator (or in this case pair of operators) to manuver those machines well but they really are agile enough for that.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007 02:23:44 PM »

My Dad is a heavy equipment operator, I'll have to show him!! I can't imagine the skill (and practice) that must have taken!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007 03:46:13 PM »

OMG that is too clever!  What's the yarn?  It doesn't exactly look like laceweight Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007 04:31:47 PM »

lol! My husband works in road construction- I've seen this picture before with a line about how great John Deere machines are : )

Those are Excavators, modified to have the knitting needles instead of the scoop on the end.
It takes a very skilled operator (or in this case pair of operators) to manuver those machines well but they really are agile enough for that.

I was just loking at the site, and it looks like there was a guy on a "cherry picker" helping the process along.

OMG that is too clever!  What's the yarn?  It doesn't exactly look like laceweight Wink

It doesn't say anywhere!! I kind of looks like fabric of some sort.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007 05:17:09 PM »

Shocked Whoa!
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007 09:49:24 AM »

As a sidenote, if you are ever in New England take a day to drive out to the museum where this picture was taken. It's called Mass MOCA (museum of contemporary art). It usually has the coolest exhibits and summer concerts. Many of the artists exhibit art that involves some of our favorite crafts (lots of sewing, and other fiber arts). Also, the museum is in a repurposed factory building on the river. It's very interesting if you're into urban planning or architecture. It's in nortwestern Mass in North Adams.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007 02:44:13 PM »

Oh, I saw this in the first issue of Craft! magazine. It didn't say what the "yarn" is but the needles are 20 foot telephone poles with sculpted ends.

The artsist's web page is http://theknittingmachine.com/



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